Tag Archive: music

He’s Earl Sweatshirt, And We’re Not.

At the age of nineteen, Earl Sweatshirt is anticipated. Our culture has seen this narrative many times before. Between pop stars and child actors, it’s either all a big surprise or the whole… Continue reading

Loose Bass Strings Are My Boyfriend. Segall’s “Sleeper” Is Romantic Psychedlic. Marry Me.

When you think about Ty Segall, you think about the lobes of your brain splitting into…what is it? Six? Yeah, it’s six. And if you haven’t heard Ty Segall, then it’s a whole… Continue reading

East and West: Same Equation, Different Variables: Live-Blogging The Chronic

Yesterday, when I live-blogged Stankonia, I got a lot of feedback. Most of it was, “I can’t believe you’ve never heard this record before!” And the like. I put an internet meme (that WordPress,… Continue reading

BREAK: I Live-Blog Stankonia, Have A Hip Hop Breakthrough

I’ve been thinking a lot about Outkast lately, probably because they’re mentioned in ?uestlove’s “Mo’ Meta Blues” a lot. As we warm up for the latest installment of my live-blog for Stankonia, I’m testing… Continue reading

Two For One Prince: I’m Going To Live-Blog Purple Rain

Earlier today I listened to Prince for the first time ever. (Well, you know what I mean.) I should’ve, you think?, listened to Purple Rain as my first Prince album, but that’s not what happened. After Prince I felt… Continue reading

Let’s Live-Blog: The Beginning Of New Discovery: Prince

The last time I did this, I was writing about Bruce Springsteen. I sat down to write about Born To Run because I’ve always hated The Boss. And who are we if we are not… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? White Girl Writes About Hip Hop (Again): Miller, Joe and Chance

My favorite question to ask people is, “What Have You Been Listening To Lately?” It’s a nice way to let someone open up about music. The value is in how different people talk… Continue reading

Reasonable Doubt: Marketing Big Hip Hop

I thought hip hop was supposed to be rebellious. You know, that it would Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. But now it seems that Big Hip Hop has become what… Continue reading

Yeezus, Mary and Joseph. It’s Here.

There’s no other way to say it. Kanye Is Back. But…did he ever leave? A persistence in our persistent feed, Yeezy is a man of many words. And even though they’re all over… Continue reading

Gender Punk Politics With Titus Andronicus

Seeing Titus Andronicus perform is like going to a Patrick Stickles Variety Hour. The New Jersey band has played Washington, DC a fair share – but their recent show at The Black Cat… Continue reading